Project Manager

Ian Marlow Centre (Main Reception)

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 9th June 2020

Salary: £34788 - £37849

Total salary package*: £51610

Job Reference: LCC01124

Hours: Full Time


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About the job

The Housing System Replacement Programme is responsible for managing the delivery of key IT projects within the Housing division. IT projects range from smaller scale improvements and development of existing systems up to larger scale projects involving the procurement and replacement of major Housing systems.

We are looking for a suitably experienced Project Manager to lead on the delivery of major IT projects, the role is vital to ensure that the Housing division makes best use of available technology and systems to enable effective working and to allow the authority to make financial savings.

Your role

You will report directly to the Programme Manager who will delegate projects and provide support and guidance on their delivery.

You will liaise with a variety of stakeholders at all levels on a regular basis and ensure project principles are adhered to and you will be responsible for all project documentation.

You will implement and deliver a stakeholder management and communications plan and strategy for each project, ensuring that key stakeholders are engaged in the right way and at the right time. You will be in regular contact with the business areas and suppliers to ensure requirements are fully understood and documented and that our systems meet these requirements as fully as possible and to ensure projects are delivered to the agreed timescales and within budget.

As part of the role you will chair project meetings and lead in system design workshops, and you may be required to train staff in the use of systems. You will have direct line management responsibility over staff who will assist you in carrying out your role.

What you'll need

Your experience of being an effective member of a multi discipline project team in a major organisation will enable you to deliver the desired project outcomes. Using your knowledge on business processes and IT systems within Housing, you will ensure that the Housing service has the technology to work effectively and efficiently. With experience of training, and delivering presentations, you will ensure your audience is engaged, and fully understand the learning outcomes. Whilst using your excellent communication and interpersonal skills, you will be able to effectively liaise with stakeholders including senior management, suppliers, members of the public and co-workers. You must be familiar with system implementation and change processes; this includes Requirement Specifications and User Acceptance Testing.

To apply

Please complete our online application form, referring to the attached person specification and ensuring you tell us about your experience and knowledge where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach a CV please ensure this is tailored to the job requirements which will give you the best chance of being shortlisted.

Additional information

There is 1 Full Time Permanent Project Manager position.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Kevin Wheeler, Programme Manager via email or on 0116 454 5254


What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic transport salary sacrifice schemes, such as bikes and electric vehicles, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able to help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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